Tag Archives: Syracuse

Stitching Meaning

Artist displays her culturally distinctive pieces To help her tell a story, Vanessa Johnson holds up a hand-stitched quilt, showing it off before her audience of young children and their parents gathered in Beauchamp Branch Library one afternoon last month. Through its different colors and fabrics, she said, the quilt would help her with the story of the “South Side ... Read More »

Uniting Around Jazz

Local trombonist creates Unity Street Band If you close your eyes on any lazy Sunday afternoon while taking in the live performances of local and guest jazz musicians at Funk ‘N Waffles downtown, it’s not difficult to imagine yourself in New Orleans — even if only until a door opens and the bitter cold wind whips through your daydream of ... Read More »

By Design

Michael Jones creates art in the form of fashion Q: What is the name of your fashion line?   A: Michael L. Jones Q: When did you begin fashion design and why? A: More than 30 years ago. I always had an interest in the art world. Theater, cartooning, architecture, painting and all facets of fashion and design. After I ... Read More »

Mayor Hosts First ‘Trump Tuesday’

Locals invited weekly to share stories of how they are affected by Trump’s policies Dozens gathered at Perseverance Park in Armory Square on Tuesday to hear three local refugees share their emigration stories and perspectives on President Trump’s recent executive orders. Hosted by Mayor Stephanie Miner and the City of Syracuse, the event is the first in a series of ... Read More »

Affordable Homes

Buyers purchase vacant properties and restore them to usable form Read More »

iApologize Book-Signing

Anti-violence activist introduces his book to inspire others to ask for forgiveness Rashawn Sullivan pauses while addressing the crowd at his Jan. 6 book-signing event. After a deep breath he says, “These are tears of joy. I went to prison at age 17, and now I’m here.” Sullivan was released from prison in 2015 for committing a drive-by shooting in ... Read More »

Bridge for Life

An unlikely friendship opens opportunities for homeless community It’s a cloudy Saturday afternoon as Kate Waltman crosses the intersection of South Clinton and West Onondaga streets. She walks under the overpass where the “Lives Change Here” sign is painted and stops at a bridge. Looking down, she points to a spot below. “That’s where Timmy and I would sometimes meet.” ... Read More »

A Balanced Life

South Side native uses his storytelling talent to inspire the community Growing up on the South Side near Midland Avenue, Quindell Williams developed a unique relationship with many in the community, which allowed him to understand the broader image of the stories he covers. Depending on the individuals involved and the type of stories he covers, whether it be crime ... Read More »

Benefits of Trees

County officials stress the financial, ecological and social importance of planting trees In a new report, “State of the Urban Forest,” Syracuse officials estimate the city saves nearly $1 million a year through trees absorbing rainwater runoff that would otherwise overflow the sewer system. The report lays out several benefits that trees provide to the city, including improving the air ... Read More »

Getting Started

Start It course inspires students who have a wide range of creative entrepreneurship ideas Read More »